Plastic Jesus has replaced a handful of shopping displays with child-sized bulletproof vests as a satirization of Trump’s America.
Designed to evoke a bike-share station, the installation in Chicago’s Daley Plaza calls attention to the disparate gun laws between states.
A website called Share the Safety has been making rounds on the internet over the past few days, stirring outrage as it purports to be a joint effort between the National Rifle Association and arms manufacturer Smith & Wesson to donate a gun to a “less fortunate” US citizen for every gun bought.
LEXINGTON, Ken. — Nearly 50 plush guns line the white walls of the small gallery Institute 193. They range in size, pattern, and make: there are fluffy 10 mm. pistols; handguns with hot pink cylinders and gold lamé tips; and rifles with silk-covered barrels that droop, nearly grazing the floor.
OAKLAND, Calif. — We’ve all seen the moment in movies when the hero, villain, or unwitting victim has to stare down the barrel of a gun.
You may have thought (hoped?) book/media burning was a thing of the past, but this Saturday, a town some 30 miles from Newtown, Connecticut, the site of a horrific elementary-school shooting last month, will hold a violent video games drive. Organizers will collect violent video games, throw them in a dumpster, and then destroy them, probably by incineration.
It makes sense that police, parents, teachers, and pretty much everyone would be extra vigilant after the horrific elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. But in Galloway Township, New Jersey, a high school student was arrested after simply doodling pictures of weapons in his notebook.
Today’s NRA press conference was repulsive to everyone except the most die-hard gun lovers who don’t see why anyone would do anything to regulate, prohibit, or curb their distribution. Our favorite irreverent anti-war activist group, Code Pink, disrupted the proceeding a number of times, interrupting the staged event (not much of a press conference really since there were no questions) with screams of “The NRA is killing our children” and “The violence begins with the NRA!” (both said by Tighe Barry) and a large banner. It was a surreal event and it was amazing that Barry was able to disrupt the presentation for a significant amount of time. The sign, unfurled clearly for the cameras, strangely didn’t feel out of place. The whole event, in reality, felt artificial.
“A security guard at the Metropolitan Museum of Art accidentally shot himself in the leg while cleaning his gun inside the famed Upper East Side institution this afternoon … A spokesman for the museum described the accidental shooting in a locker room as a ‘freak accident’ and said the public was never in any danger.” [New York Post]